Seahawks vs. Packers


September 25, 2012 by esarsea

Green Bay Packers fans are in an uproar today, following the Seattle Seahawks last second victory on Monday Night Football. Seattle won the game thanks to a controversial “simultaneous possession” touchdown call by the much maligned replacement officials . I understand the cheeze heads frustration. The only thing that could be worse would be if it happened during post-season play, or heaven forbid, during the Super Bowl itself…

I’ll take the victory, thank-you-very-much.

8 thoughts on “Seahawks vs. Packers

  1. Yep…..Bad call. BUT……let’s review the tape. Every crappy call had an impact on the game. It just happened to be a crappy ending. Coaches, players want NFL Ref’s……then THEY should walk out. Or WE should stop going to the games until it happens. WE are the $$$ boys and girls. As soon as you take the $$$ away, suddenly you get these GUH-Zillionaires attention.

    • Becky says:

      Right on David. Fortunately my general happiness does not depend on the outcome of Packer games, though I do enjoy the tradition and comradery of cheesehead mania.

  2. esarsea says:

    The officials did not sack Aaron Rodgers 8 times in the first half.
    The officials did not hold the Packers to 87 yards of total offense in the first half.
    The officials did not hold the Packers to under 300 total yards for the game
    (which was the first time in 18 straight games for Green Bay).
    The officials did not hold the Packers to 3-and-out at the end of the game to get the ball back.
    The officials did not prevent the Packers from making a 2-point conversion.
    The officials called 14 penalties against Seattle, 4 more than were called against Green Bay.

  3. Bill says:

    What’s really disgusting about this situation is the walk-out is over retirement fund payments and the increase or needed additional revenue really amounts to peanuts from the owners compared to one star running back’s salary for a year. They locked out the refs and caused total melt-down of the brand and fan loyalty, etc. at the beginning of the season over about $3 million as I recall from reading the story.

    The damage done to the sport will far exceed that amount very quickly.

  4. torqdog says:

    A year from now this will all be forgotten. Just sayin……

    • esarsea says:

      It’s karma IMO. Look at the Seahawks history of getting jobbed by officials. In 1998 we were robbed of a playoff berth when officials ruled Jets QB Vinny Testaverde had scored a TD on 4th and goal in the final game of the season – giving them a 32-31 victory. It cost Seattle’s coach his job, and knocked Seattle out of the playoffs. The following day the NFL’s head of officiating called the Seahawks to apologize, saying they got the call wrong.

      The firing of coach Erickson opened the door for Mike Holmgren to come to Seattle, who took the Seahawks to the Superbowl in 2006. Referee Bill Leavy has been quoted as saying he would “Go to my grave with regret” over his critical errors that most likely cost Seattle the Superbowl ( see ).

      These incidents have not been forgotten by Seattle football fans, and Green Bay fans will likely not forget this incident either (although unlike when Seattle got jobbed, the NFL league office has ruled that the officials made the correct call on this “simultaneous possession” call).

      I have been amused by the national press this has got. It seems ESPN has ran the video of this reception and debated this ruling more in the last 2 days than they talked about Tim Tebow all last year! It’s also interesting that the national media isn’t giving much attention to the fact that the replay booth officials were NOT replacement officials.

      • Bill says:

        On endlessly looped video of the end zone insanity, I hadn’t noticed until last night the Seahawk who was eventually credited with the catch and touch down shoved the intended Packer receiver from behind, hard! He shoves the guy out of the football landing zone. That’s the missed call, pass interference against Seattle!

        It’s another missed penalty call that the players have been getting away with under these scab-refs.

        • esarsea says:

          I agree on the pass interference. Interesting tweet from Pete Prisco of CBS, following the release of a video showing a new angle, shot by a local Fox affiliate with an on-field camera. He tweets, “Maybe the call was right. Looks like Jennings is the one doing the pulling.”

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